NEW YORK, NY – Black Hero Theme Musik is a collective, collaborative project from Grammy winning producer Omen; it brings back the soul of the 70s with hard drums and current flows. The first single, “Negro Spiritual”, was released today and is performed by Mickey Factz, Ashton Travis, Nickelus F, Luckie Day, and the C3 Choir. The concept of the song, Produced by Omen and Audio BLK for Elaborate Musik Orchestra (EMO), is about breaking free of creative oppression and the segregation of hip-hop. The full mixtape, which has a host of new artists and some old, will be released mid-April.
Elaborate Musik Orchestra (EMO )is the production company founded by Omen in April 2010 that consists of 7 producers, including himself and Audio BLK, who each bring their own sound and purpose. As a team, they specialize in creating the music and lyrics of songs for all genres of music. In addition to new artists like the aforesaid, these producers have also worked with established artists, such as Juelz Santana, Chris Brown, Lily Allen, and Lil Wayne.
Mickey Factz is a hip-hop artist from Bronx, NY who was featured in XXL’s 2009 “Freshmen 10” issue and was signed to Battery Records last May. Ashton Travis is a rapper from TX who won the 2010 Hip Hop Unplugged competition and who also happens to be a first generation American and a student at Howard University. Nickelus F, a rapper from Richmond, VA, was the 2007 champion of BET’s 106 & Park Freestyle Fridays and was a part of Complex’s 2009 “Ten Most Underrated New Rappers”. Discovered by Omen, Luckie Day is a soul singer from Lousiville, KY whose style is similar to Syleena Johnson and Latoiya Williams. The C3 Choir, founded in 2006, is a part of the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Negro Spiritual was Produced, Mixed (Ariel Borujow) and Mastered (Ricardo Gutierrez) at Stadium Red NY.
“Negro Spiritual” is available for free at http://www.mediafire.com/?ks14af5bb7xgygf